I’m writing this post without my glasses and with a smidgen of time on my hands, so please excuse the rushed, presumably grammatically challenged text in this post. Anyway, in this week’s TEH, we discussed a lot of Xbox Live Arcade games. “Bastion,” I think, led off the discussion. Jim and Anthony, it turns out, didn’t enjoy it, but I did. We also chatted about “Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team,” and “Half-Minute Hero.”
Later, we touch on, of all things, the JRPG and some other cool game-related stuff.
059 – ‘Bastion’ And Anthony Said Something Clever
I’m happy — and somewhat confused — to present to you the fourteenth episode of our Book Club series of podcasts. In a startling departure of the series norm, there are few tangents, only one Korn reference (see if you can find it!), and absolutely no blowjob noises on this podcast, which covers the first 24 chapters of George R. R. Martin’s A Dance with Dragons.
That number — 24 – might seem like a slight to those of you who wanted to slow the pace of our podcasts. I can only think of two reasons to do this. One, that our audience may savor their time with Brad and myself. I doubt this is true for several reasons, the primary of which is that my voice sounds dumb. The second: a slower pace would force us into more detailed discussion in each episode.
Book Club — A Song of Ice and Fire — 14
As predicted, this installment of the Electric Clegane Book Club podcast was a fair bit livelier than the last. I’m tempted to say rowdier, but that’s an adjective so uncommonly found in tandem with podcasts about medieval fantasy that I’m afraid to pioneer. I ain’t no Laika.
In any case, a slew of technical difficulties (someone had to poop) and social obligations proved more disorienting than usual, and our frequent jokes about nipples and (on?) Gregor Clegane are punctuated by uhhs and umms and other stalling tactics.
Book Club — Song of Ice and Fire — 13
This week on The Electric Hydra Internet Radio Show we discuss “DeathSmiles,” talk about how we can’t talk about how good “Ms. Splosion Man” is, and Jim notes that he can’t discuss anything about “Bastion” yet. We recorded this episode LIVE in front of a studio-ish audience, so we used the lion’s share of our time answering questions and interacting with the fresh-ass people who joined us.
As always, you can stream the podcast just below or, if you’re feeling froggy, you can download the file in the raw. We’d LOVE for you to, on the other hand, subscribe to us on the iTunes Music Store For Music. That’s what all the cool people do, at least.
058 – The Electric Hydra Responds
This week’s episode of the Electric Hydra Book Club podcast would have been relatively subdued if Brad’s arm hadn’t literally fallen off halfway through.
For the sadists among you, that might be the most interesting thing that happens this week — whether that says more about my podcasting or George R. R. Martin’s well-documented penchant for slow build-ups is debatable. I’m assuming that, given the velocity at which shit gets real at the end of Feast, our next episode will be a fair bit livelier.
Book Club — A Song of Ice and Fire — 12
I realize this podcast is coming to you a day later that what was planned, but I hope you won’t begrudge us. We’ve got jobs and stuff, you know? Anyway, this week the cast and crew pod a short cast due to the impending holiday festivities. Aaron talks about his upcoming GDC talk and I give a huge plug to the TouchArcade Show, the newest podcast endeavor that I’m embarking on. Give us a listen just below, or hey, subscribe to us on iTunes.
057 – Happy July 4!
NOTE: We realize our Zune Marketplace subscription is broken. I don’t think we’ll be able to fix that due to our server move. We’ll see.
My struggle over the course of the last eleven weeks has been the overabundance of rad Ice and Fire-related shit to talk about. It manifested itself last week in a fit of existential angst. This week, my frustration is more practical: the last chapters of a Storm of Swords contain the resolution of the series’ most enduring extant mysteries, and I forgot to fucking mention it.
So it’s with my bemused apologies that I present episode 11 of the Podcast Formerly Known as Fingerblast.
Book Club — A Song of Ice and Fire — 11